specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with the henry jackson society. thank you for being with us, all our guests. is yemen, which is attracting all the attention right now, really the most dangerous of all the al qaeda danger zones? on a scale of one as very dangerous, how dangerous is it?